Posting a values to a website

Posted on 2009-07-02
Last Modified: 2013-12-13
hi all
 im trying to post a value to a webpage hosted by someone. My problem is the receipint website is not getting my post, im doing it like the code below.
Does anyone see what im doing wrong

$post_to_url = ''; 	
		echo $Response;
		$req = 'number=27795686787&message=testing';
                                          $Message = $_REQUEST['mesg'];
		$MobileNumber = $_REQUEST['num'];		
		//$result = mysql_query($query) or die("Couldn't select infor!55");	
		$ch = curl_init();
		echo $post_to_url;			
		curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL,$post_to_url);
		curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_POST, 1);
		curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS, $req);
		curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, 1);
		$buffer = curl_exec($ch);
		echo "Result=".$buffer;

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Question by:Dawie de Villiers
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Expert Comment

ID: 24761420
Whats the $Response variable?
And are you getting that $_REQUEST from a form?

Author Comment

by:Dawie de Villiers
ID: 24761437
this variable $_REQUEST  is fine
my problem is when i post to the other page(its not ours/ on a different website), they dont get my post

Accepted Solution

szewkam earned 100 total points
ID: 24761556
well on the first sight you have error in initializing connection with curl. Line 7 from you snippet should look like this:
 $ch = curl_init($post_to_url);
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Expert Comment

ID: 24761580
my mistake... i didn't notice the URL option...

Author Comment

by:Dawie de Villiers
ID: 24761797
thnaks i will test that

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mallcore earned 100 total points
ID: 24761806
Well if I understood right, you are trying to echo a closed curl session. Once you use
curl_close($ch), it frees all system resources and $ch is also deleted.

Author Comment

by:Dawie de Villiers
ID: 24761848
140770FC:SSL routines:func(119):reason(252)
im getting this error message if i put an  error handler like this
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BrianMM earned 100 total points
ID: 24761875
From what i can hazily remember acout curl  - not touched it for ages... this error if i recall means it's not getting to the url...

so check it resolves, also they could be blocking traffic.
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by:Ray Paseur
Ray Paseur earned 200 total points
ID: 24767816
The URL is 404.  Let's get past that first.  Then, if the web service at is expecting a POST method call, you might consider using fsockopen().  Is there any chance they are expecting a GET method call?

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by:Dawie de Villiers
ID: 24847549
thnaks guys the problem was my parameter list isnt working fine, so i added everything in the webadd
i wanted to specify the params on thier own.
Thanks guys
echo "mycellnumber=".$value;
					echo "<br>"."Message=".$SendSMG;
					$SendSMG = urlencode($SendSMG);
					$username = 'test';
					$password = 'test';
					//$number = '27795686787';
					$number = $value;
					$message = 'Testing%20fromweb';
					//$url = "https://www.myadd/XML/send/?username=test&password=test&number=27733218190&message=Testing%20fromweb"; 					$url = "$value&message=$SendSMG"; 		
					$ch = curl_init();
					curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL, $url);
					//curl_setopt ($ch, CURLOPT_PORT, $port);
					curl_setopt ($ch, CURLOPT_POST, 1);
					curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, 1);
					$post_body = '';
					$post_fields = array(
						username => $username,
						password => $password,
						message => $message,
						msisdn => $number
					foreach($post_fields as $key=>$value) 
						$post_body .= urlencode($key).'='.urlencode($value).'&';
					$post_body = rtrim($post_body,'&');
					curl_setopt ($ch, CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS, $post_body);
					$response_string = curl_exec($ch);

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by:Ray Paseur
Ray Paseur earned 200 total points
ID: 24849618
Let me ask this question again: Is there any chance they are expecting a GET method call?  I am asking because you have a URL in the comment on line 9 that looks like a RESTful interface call, made using the GET method.

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